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Old 08-12-2006, 03:30 AM   #1
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:05 AM   #2
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Where does the motor go? 8)
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This might bring him back Come back, CFB
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CFB left?
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CFB left?*
Because the thread that had his last post has been removed, I will reproduce it here:

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Hmmm...wow, I'm winning!

My wife says something like this about once a month "You always have to be right!* But....you usually are.* Dammit"

One of the things I've enjoyed most about retirement is having the time and the resources to learn a lot of things, do a lot of things myself that I used to pay people to do (or didnt even know about), and especially sharing that knowledge with others.

Considering that three years ago when I first came here, I was an active individual stock trader, didnt own any index funds and only a few non-vanguard mutual funds, was convinced active trading was the right idea, and wasnt a real hard core LBYM'er...I'd say that i've not only been wrong about a lot but I've adapted and changed based on many of the things I've heard here.

So is the issue here that someone with a knowledge and opinion set that they're willing to vigorously share and defend is a bad thing?* What does that say about the emotional development of the plaintiff?

Looking at it on the whole, I've been personally attacked in the middle of discussing ideas, I've had people invent things to pick on that I never said, and i've had people take a minority statement from my posts and derail the discussion into an attempt to make something I said wrong.

Are those the beneficial and positive activities that I should take up rather than defending and questioning ideas?

I usually try two or three times to point out where I think a 'miss' is occuring in a discussion, yet subsequent comments make it seem that my attempts to resolve a conflict are not being read.* I dont think i've ever 'thrown the first punch' or made personal attacks on someone when discussing a difference of reasoned opinion, unless i've been attacked first.

What I definitely have a problem with is letting go of a sour unproductive discussion, usually with someone who has little to offer the community other than trite comments, embarassing naive discourses and/or demonstrations of poor social skills.

This is really somewhat troubling.* I always thought that at the end of the day, no matter how much fur flied, we mostly liked and respected each other.* Clearly that was an optimistic perspective that didnt have two full sides.

I think that me and my hat full of **** will go find something else to do.

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Well thats too bad. He was very helpful to me through pm's when I was having trouble with windows exployer. Seems like we have seen several leave over the last 2 years for various reasons.
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This might bring him back* * Come back, CFB*
Well, he's been checking the board, but maybe you could attach the image to a PM!

Did we ever get an answer to what's in that JPEG's dialogue balloon?
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Did we ever get an answer to what's in that JPEG's dialogue balloon?
It's says "CFB, come baaaaaaack!"
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I think it's a shame to lose talented members like CFB. He is articulate, well read and has provided much humor to these boards.
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I dont think i've ever 'thrown the first punch' or made personal attacks on someone when discussing a difference of reasoned opinion, unless i've been attacked first.
I found this humorous.* Apparently, he doesn't count subtle attacks, cause CFB is/was the master of them.* I was on the receiving end of several.

If you cant take it, dont dish it, CFB.
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:11 PM   #11
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I found this humorous. Apparently, he doesn't count subtle attacks, cause CFB is/was the master of them. I was on the receiving end of several.

If you cant take it, dont dish it, CFB.
If this doesn't lure CFB back, nothing will!!

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If this doesn't lure CFB back, nothing will!!
I had that thought too.*
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:08 PM   #13
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Maybe John Galt will come back, now that CFB is gone. John, are you there? If so, come back. I always (well . . . almost always) enjoyed your posts.
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What's this crap! I went away for a few days to Chicago. I got back last night and in finally wandering around the forum I find this. CFB was a real classic contributor to this forum.

I propose that he come back and get to permanently banish any 10 of us he deems a pain-in-the-ass -- myself included if he so decides.

This forum is poorer without him.
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Yeah, it's not good losing CFB from the forum.* Although if it serves as an excuse to roll out the boob pictures one more time, then it ain't all bad, but we can't afford to lose the knowledge, wisdom, good looks, and clever pictures CFB brings to the table.* To be honest, many times I suspected that CFB was the mysterious "other guy" with the 170 IQ.
So come back CFB--whatever the issue I know you can rise above it and be our fuzzy bunny again.
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Maybe he went back to work
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Because the thread that had his last post has been removed, I will reproduce it here:

Why? I think it all started with the poll about who "had to always be right?" I didn't see anything offense in that thread.
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Why? I think it all started with the poll about who "had to always be right?" I didn't see anything offense in that thread.
Some posters apparently did. The end result was we had at least one leave the forum.

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Why? I think it all started with the poll about who "had to always be right?" I didn't see anything offense in that thread.
Perhaps there was noise leading up to this particular thread. I have no first hand knowledge, just speculating.
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Perhaps there was noise leading up to this particular thread.* I have no first hand knowledge, just speculating.*
I find it offensive that I wasn't listed in the poll.

Once I though I might be wrong. That was the only time I was.

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